ORLANDO, Fla. (WCJB / Gray News) – University of Florida officials affirmed that the director of the Gator band had been injured after the soccer game on Saturday night against the University of Miami in Orlando made a statement to the band after the game marched from the stadium to their buses when a woman supporting the Miami Hurricanes tried to break the line.
Jay Watkins, the University of Florida band director, reached out to stop the woman.
Then another person grabbed Watkins from behind and pushed him to the ground. This person was not described to the police.
The director hit his arm and head. The local fire department staff treated Watkins for a cut on the head, though he did not need seams.
The police said the director refuses to file charges.
There were also reports of a Gator band member with a bloody nose head after the incident. The Orlando police say the bloody nose was caused by the shock of the situation and was not hit by anyone.